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Biharia

 

Biharia

For the village in Alba County, see Gârda de Sus.
Biharia
Bihar
Commune
Romania

Coordinates: 47°9′13″N 21°55′18″E / 47.15361°N 21.92167°E / 47.15361; 21.92167

Country  Romania
County Commune Biharia
Historic region Transylvania
Government
 • Mayor Nagy Gizella (since 2008) (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania)
Area 58,50 km2 (2,260 sq mi)
Population (2002)[1] 5,870
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.comunabiharia.ro

Biharia (Hungarian: Bihar) is a commune in Bihor County, northwestern Romania. It is composed of two villages, Biharia and Cauaceu (Hegyközkovácsi). In 2002 it had 5,870 inhabitants, of whom 85.87% were Hungarians, 12.12% Romanians and 1.73% Roma.[2]

History

It has a complex political history with periods of Ottoman rule, periods of Habsburg Monarchy, Principality of Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary and Kingdom of Romania. After the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867, it became part of the Kingdom of Hungary within Austria-Hungary.

After break-up of Austria-Hungary in 1918/1920, the commune became part of Romania. As a result of the Second Vienna Award it returned to Hungary between 1940 and 1944. Since then it has been part of Romania.

Sights

Coordinates: 47°09′13″N 21°55′18″E / 47.15361°N 21.92167°E / 47.15361; 21.92167

References

hu:Bihar

ro:Comuna Biharia, Bihor

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